Paws for Hope Announces $10,000 in Grant Funding to 11 BC Animal Rescue Charities

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Part of Guardian Angel Program to uniquely assist pre-qualified organizations with organizational development.

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is committed to sustainable, long-term companion animal protection in British Columbia.

One of the ways we have set out to do this, is to provide funding to qualified rescue organizations, and we are so pleased to announce a second year of Organizational Development Grant funding awards.

Since 2012, Paws for Hope’s Guardian Angel Program has provided funding to local rescues for veterinary care. Qualified rescue groups can apply for funding to help cover the costs of emergency, extraordinary or project based veterinary care on an as-needed basis. With no government funding, groups committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected and abused animals, are often not able to take the time to raise money for organizational development, and the vast majority of the money that is raised goes towards the care and rehabilitation of the animals in their care. The purpose of the Organizational Development Grant is to assist in the development, improvement, and/or enhancement of an animal group’s organizational operations. This grant opportunity recognizes that a professional and streamlined organization will be much more effective in saving the lives of animals in need. Our goal is that in addition to these annual grants, we will provide other capacity building opportunities in the future, such as workshops, and training identified by the rescue community as needed.

Last year, Paws for Hope responded to the needs of the rescue community by also adding Animal Transport and Compassion Fatigue Workshop Grants to their Guardian Angel Program.


Whistler Animals Galore Society (WAGS): ($1,000) Website redesign

Small Animal Rescue Society: ($652.50) Purchase data management software

Okanagan Small Dog Rescue Society: ($712.00): Purchase a laptop

Semiahmoo Animal League (SALI): ($1,000) Develop “MySali” intranet portal

Crooked Leg Ranch Society: ($1,000): Purchase lap top and projector

Victoria Humane Society ($1,000): Website redesign

Critteraid: ($1,000) Update and transfer organizational data and records to cloud-based system.

Hearts on Noses Sanctuary: ($1,000): Update and enlarge three pig paddocks

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA): ($600) Brochure design and printing

Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS): ($1,000) Staff and volunteer pet first aid training

Rest.Q Animal Sanctuary: ($750) Website redesign

Ninety percent of our revenue comes through corporate and individual donations, so our ability to support these qualified groups is dependent on our ability to raise the much needed funds to do so. We really are committed to making animal welfare sustainable in BC. If you share this same commitment, you can help us continue our work toward a sustainable animal welfare system, by donating today.



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